One of the biggest reasons patients get dental implants is to help eat again.  Dental implants are the closest thing to your natural tooth available, and yes, you can eat anything you’d like with them. Nuts, carrots, apples—you name it!

Dental implant surgeons will choose the strongest implant possible for your treatment, which allows the tooth to withstand the load-bearing forces of chewing.  Even better, an implant helps take the load off of your remaining teeth, which can undergo undue wear and tear when a tooth is missing.  An implant can help keep your smile healthy and keep your appetite sated, as they can restore the ability to eat just as you would’ve before losing a tooth.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr Helen Voronina

Dr Helen Voronina is the principal dentist at "Dr Helen's Dental & Implant Studio". Having graduated from the University of Melbourne and later from the Brener Implant Institute, in her practice she places emphases on the implant, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, The International Congress of Implantology and The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID). She is a former chairperson for the National Dental Foundation and an official dentist for the Melbourne Hearts Football Club.